About this item
- Creamy white, mild fresh cheese
- Soft texture and a slightly sweet flavor
- Ounce for ounce, ricotta cheese has more calcium than cottage cheese
- Made with three simple ingredients: milk, vinegar and salt
- Gluten free
Ricotta Cheese is like a finely-textured cottage cheese, which can be eaten as is or with a sprinkle of salt and pepper and paired with fresh herbs. Although it is more commonly used in Italian pasta dishes and desserts, it's also great in salads and dips. Ricotta cheese is a staple in lasagna, cannelloni, manicotti, and filled pastas such as ravioli and tortellini. As a dessert cheese, ricotta works well with honey, flavoring, fruit, or chocolate in cannoli. It also adds a low-fat creaminess to cheesecake recipes. Ricotta's ideal accompaniments include berries, tangerines, melons, bagels, sweet rolls, and crusty Italian bread. It pairs well with light, crisp white wines such as Sauvignon Blanc or Chenin Blanc.